INSTITUTION: Institute of Low Temperatures and Structural Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences

CITY: Wrocław

POSITION: assistant

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINE: chemical sciences



DATE OF THE CONTEST SETTLEMENT: up to 5 working days from the closing date for submission of applications (in special cases, related to the need to recognize the validity of a degree/diploma obtained abroad, the settlement period may be extended to a maximum of  2 months from the date of publication)





The Department of Biomedical Physicochemistry, Institute of Low Temperature and Structural Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences offers the position of an assistant.

The aim of the work will be the design, synthesis and characterization of luminescent properties of nanomaterials for applications in luminescence thermometry, conversion of light to heat and phosphors with thermal memory. We are looking for a highly motivated, well-organized and conscientious candidate with experience in chemistry and optical spectroscopy.


  • Synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials doped with lanthanide and transition metal ions
  • Characterization of the spectroscopic properties of the obtained materials
  • Measurements of spectroscopic properties of the obtained materials as a function of temperature
  • Data analysis, writing reports and scientific publications
  • Cooperation with scientists, purchase of equipment, support and mentoring of PhD students.


  • M.Sc. and PhD degree in chemistry
  • Experience in the synthesis of nanocrystalline materials co-doped with transition metal and lanthanide ions
  • Experience in optical spectroscopy of materials doped with lanthanide and transition metal ions

Eligibility criteria:

  • Enthusiasm, commitment and creativity measured, among others, by quality and number of own/reviewed publications and documented projects implemented by the Candidate
  • Mobility confirmed by scholarships, research internships (especially in foreign research institutions)
  • The number of citations to the Candidate's publication
  • Very good skills in spoken and written English
  • Unique motivation for research.

Submission details:

  • Date of starting work on 11.04.2023 - the requirement to be ready for work (due to all formal steps related to stay and work permit in Poland) from the indicated date.
  • Deadline for submitting applications is 30.03.2023.
  • How to apply: Send an application to with the e-mail title "recruitment for the position of assistant in OFB "
  • For additional information, please direct your questions to prof. dr. hab. Artur Bednarkiewicz to the following address:
  • Required languages: English, language level: very good.

Recruitment procedure:

A complete application should include the following documents:

  • scientific curriculum vitae, including an education and professional experience, a list of scientific achievements (scholarships, publications, patents, conference presentations, knowledge of language, etc.)
  • letter of motivation
  • a citation report (e.g. from Web of Science) containing the publication number, the number of citations without self-citation, the Candidate's h-index
  • scans of diplomas or copies of diplomas in English or Polish (in the case of another language, a translation into English should also be attached) confirming the doctoral degree and the professional title of magister (in the case of a scientific degree obtained abroad, which is not recognized in Poland on the basis of international agreements, the candidate will apply to the Institute for its nostrification) or another document confirming the possession of a doctoral degree. Information on nostrification can be found at the link:
  • application for employment addressed to the Director of the Institute, containing the following clause: "I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in my job offer for the purposes of the ongoing recruitment process (in accordance with Article 6(1)(A) of the General Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC and the Act of 10 May 2018 on data protection (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1000)”.

The recruitment procedure will be following regulations of the Institute related to scientific positions (regulation is available at Information on the competition output will be announced at the BIP of the Institute.

The winner of the competition will be obliged to submit an authorization to include him in the number of employees conducting scientific activity at the Institute when signing the contract.


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